The bandh turned violent with supporters setting afire buses and clashing with police which used batons to quell them.
Police said that train and road services were hit by the bandh. Traffic movement was disrupted as a private bus was torched on the busy VIP Road connecting the Kolkata airport.
According to police, three other private vehicles were also damaged in the area following which police baton-charged the protesters.
All educational institutions and business establishments remained open in the city.
Several express and passenger trains were held up at various places in the districts. Howrah-Ranchi Shatabdi Express, Ganadevta Express and Kanchenjunga Express were stopped by bandh supporters.